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Brewed by Mac’s Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Pilsener
Auckland, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Lager and crystal malt. Nelson Sauvin hops for bittering, with more Sauvin and NZ Cascade for aroma.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - JAN 20, 2012
Gentle wafts of hay and orange come from a perfect golden lager with a frothy, lingering head. Surprisingly complex in the mouth, biscuity malt is rolled over by a bit of tart, rough hop flavour. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Quite nice, and a lot better than I expected from one of New Zealand’s unimaginative big commercial brewers. But through one reason or another (the brewery having to relocate due to the Christchurch earthquake? A desire to challenge the growing craft market on their own terms?). Whatever the reason, this is a very full and flavoursome New Zealand Pilsner style - not as hopped as some, and the malt is bettered by others, but as a middle-of-the-road, hot summer’s afternoon sort of pilsner, this does well.


3.6
Pennypincha (1) - - AUG 26, 2017 does not count
Clean, fruity for a pils. Pours a golden amber with a decent creamy head. Notes of pineapple, and cream. Not too malty. Nice clean drop. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Rubin77 (2394) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2017
F: big, white, average retention. C: pale gold, clear. A: malt, grassy, floral, citrus, hint of bread, lemongrass, light fruitiness. T: malt, lemongrass, bread, hint of caramel, biscuits, medium body, medium carbonation, good one, 330ml bottle from New World supermarket near airport in Nadi in Fiji.

2.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2017
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, grass, nuts, herbs, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, grass, grain, florals, and bread.

2.3
explosivedog (1421) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
On tap at the Last Kitchen in Fox Glacier. Malt vinegar dominates the aroma, a little grassy hops coming through in the flavour. Not really sure what differentiates this from your normal macro produced pale lager. Pretty poor.

2.8
GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2016
Pale colour. Mild grassy hoppy aroma, taste follows the nose. Pretty light body and mouthful. Decent enough for what it is

2.9
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
[8342-20160522] Tap. Light grassy aroma. Clear, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Grassy light grains flavour. Light-medium body. Average. (6/3/5/3-/12) 2.9
(@ Mac’s The Vic, Nelson, NZ)

3.5
jercraigs (10651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-22. Crisp yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of lightly grassy hops, pale malt. Flavour of grassy hops, good amount of bitterness throughout, pale malt base. 7+ Average bodied palate, good carbonation. 3+ 7/3/8/3/14 On tap at The Vic, Nelzon, NZ.

3.4
blipp (9502) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Draft at the Fox in Auckland. Pours clear gold with a white head. Crisp malty base, clean, and faint floral bitterness. Finishes crisp clean and refreshing. Super drinkable.

3.2
beer-yum (1836) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2015
Restrained fruity aroma in a golden pour. Nicely balanced taste with clean bitter finish. Not bad for a mass market beer - and one of the best from this brewery.

2.4
Bule (2228) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
12oz bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Some mild hops, but otherwise tastes like a pale lager style.


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